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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a swimmer from Arizona. I love to laugh. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm the baby of my family, the youngest of three. I was born and raised in Arizona. I just finished my freshman year of college and I hope to eventually attend med school. I'm currently serving a 2-year mission in Colorado Springs!

Why I am a Mormon

My entire family is LDS, so I was taught well from my youth. I knew the teachings of the Church, but that doesn't mean I always knew they were true. My parents knew and told me they did often, but it was up to me to find out for myself. That's the beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ: we don't have to take anyone else's word for it. God invites us to ask Him directly and promises us a personal answer through the Holy Ghost. That's what I've done. It hasn't come all at once, but as I've asked again and again, I've come to know for myself that Christ lives and that this Church has his gospel, in its purity and fullness.

How I live my faith

I have an excellent opportunity to live my faith now as I serve a mission. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me true peace and joy, and as I've come to love God and His children, I want to share that peace and joy with the rest of the world! Jesus Christ commanded us to teach His gospel so everyone can have the chance to accept and live it, and by doing so, return to live with God and become like Him. I want everyone to share these blessings with me! I'm not perfect by any means, but I know that God will strengthen me as I do my best to do what He's asked.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Just as God has required certain things of us to return to Him in heaven, He has set similar requirements to enter the temple. We aren't asked to be perfect. However, there are certain standards of worthiness and obedience to God's laws that we are expected to meet. In the temple, we learn more about God's plan for us and promise Him to live according to that knowledge. If we aren't keeping the commandments He's already given us before we enter the temple, how can God trust us to do the things He asks of us there? As the apostle Russell M. Nelson put it, "No unclean thing may enter His hallowed house. Yet anyone is welcome who prepares well." Show more Show less